Wells Cathedral School

Somerset, United Kingdom

Location: Somerset, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About Wells Cathedral School

Wells Cathedral School is a co-educational, Church of England, independent school offering day places to children aged 2-18 and boarding places to children aged 8-18. Based in Wells, Somerset, it currently has around 730 pupils. It is set up as a charitable trust and offers bursaries and scholarships., Wells Cathedral School is one of the oldest in Europe, with early records going back to 909 AD. In 1969 it became one of the first independent schools to accept girls. It provides an all-round education for its pupils and also, notably, incorporates a music specialist programme within the main school, making it one of five specialist music schools in the UK and the only one to offer such specialism within the context of an all-round education.  

Head Master

Alastair Tighe 

Vision and values

 The School aims to ensure all its pupils develop as well-rounded individuals, who set themselves high standards, work equally hard at their academic and co-curricular studies, and who develop passions and interests which will propel through life beyond school.  Founded on Christian values, Wells Cathedral School welcomes pupils of all faiths and promotes the values of integrity and social responsibility.

Wells Cathedral School is a specialist music school and prides itself on its international status and first-rate facilities.    

ISI report

 “Wells Cathedral School is successful in meeting its aim to encourage all pupils to strive for excellence with passion and integrity in a community which is welcoming and nurturing. Throughout the school, pupils develop an enthusiasm towards their learning, apply their knowledge confidently and articulately and achieve well academically. They work well cooperatively and independently, and are supported by good teaching. The well-balanced curriculum, complemented by a wide range of extra-curricular activities, enhances learning opportunities.” 

View Wells Cathedral School's ISI report 

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Address: 15 The Liberty, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2ST, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1749 834200
Positions available at Wells Cathedral School